THE PCG Q&AFind all previous editions of the PCG Q&A here. Some highlights:Has Half-Life: Alyx made you want to buy a VR headset?What's the best prison escape in a game?Has a game ever made you rethink your moral code?There are plenty of examples of government sims that turn politics into game mechanics—Democracy, Crusader Kings 2, whichever one of the Tropico series is the good one. If you want to govern, games have you covered.Politics is about who has power, and how much, and over who. So politics in games can go beyond the simulation of diplomacy and decision-making to also investigate how the balance of power affects the lives of our characters in other genres, whether it's imaginary factions they choose to support or their communities telling them how to live.From Fallout: New Vegas to Life is Strange, the fingerprints of politics are all over games. Which brings us to our weekend question: What's a game that handles politics well? Here are some of our … [Read more...] about What’s a game that handles politics well?
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You Died: The Dark Souls Companion is one of the great gaming books of the last few years - it's passionate, perceptive and wonderfully partisan. (We should also mention that it's the work of two friends of Eurogamer, Keza MacDonald and Jason Killingsworth.) Killingsworth is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to produce a beautiful hardback version of the book, which will include a new chapter. He's kindly allowed us to publish this extract as a taster. Dark Souls' most obvious trait also happens to be its least interesting; fixating on 'gosh, this game's hard' seems a bit obvious when we could be talking about its themes, its lore, its fascinating game design. Dark Souls is more than a Tough Mudder challenge for the couch-bound. But Dark Souls' difficulty is also inescapable and, rightly or wrongly, it's what the game is most famous for. Ask players for their recollections, and they will tell you the moments that made them cry, the moments when they felt physically and … [Read more...] about Tough Love: On Dark Souls’ Difficulty
By Sean Fallon - December 7, 2019 11:32 am EST Share 0 Comments 0 Amazon has launched a Gold Box toy sale that includes an enormous and random collection of items that cover a wide range of fandoms. There are loads of super cheap Funko Pops in the sale, but you'll also find toys, apparel, board games, and more. A lot more. You can shop the entire sale right here (make sure to flip through all of the pages) until the end of the day today, December 7th (or until supplies run out). Given the scope of this sale, browsing through it all is the way to go, but we've picked out a few gems from the sale to get you started. You can find them below. Funko Pop! Marvel: Holiday - Groot with Wreath - $6.99 Funko Pop! Marvel: Holiday - Deadpool with Turkey - $6.85 Dreamworks Dragons Lightfury, 14" Deluxe Plush Dragon - $8.56 Dreamworks Dragons, Toothless & Hiccup, Dragon with Armored Viking Figure -$7.98 Razer Panthera Arcade Stick for PS4 - $110.99 Funko POP Harry … [Read more...] about Amazon’s Massive One-Day Toy Sale Includes Funko, Marvel and More
By Jamie Lovett - December 7, 2019 11:50 am EST Share 0 Comments 0 Frozen 2 will maintain its icy grip on the box office for a third consecutive weekend. Frozen 2 earned $7.8 million on Friday and is expected to take in $34.6 million over the weekend. That will bring its domestic box office total to $337 million. Frozen 2 sees Elsa the Snow Queen and her sister Anna embarking on a new adventure that takes them far away from the kingdom of Arendelle. They are again joined by their friends, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven. Original Frozen directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee return for the sequel. The film features new music from the composers and songwriters of the original film, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, and Ciarán Hinds reprise their voice acting roles from the original Frozen. Sterling K. Brown, Evan Rachel Wood, Alfred Molina, Martha Plimpton, Jason Ritter, Rachel Matthews, and Jeremy … [Read more...] about Frozen 2 to Win Third Straight Weekend at the Box Office
By Nicole Drum - December 7, 2019 01:37 pm EST Share 0 Comments 0 A day ahead of the release of the full trailer, Warner Bros. released a teaser trailer for the eagerly-anticipated Wonder Woman 1984 on Saturday giving fans their first look at Gal Gadot back in action as the iconic heroine as she takes on new threats in a new era. The teaser prominently features Wonder Woman pulling off some incredible feats while rocking her new, brightly colored armor and while the teaser was a brief 25-second adventure it was more than enough to get fans hyped -- and send them to social media to freak out in a good way about everything they'd just seen. Quickly after the teaser's release, fans began to flood social media to react to the teaser. There were a few specific things that really stuck out, too. Fans qere quick to notice the little glimpse of Chris Pine's Steve Trevor in one of Wondy's fight scenes, but for the most part fans were living for seeing the Lasso in … [Read more...] about Wonder Woman Fans Are Flipping out Over First 1984 Footage